My baby boy and I just came back from his 4 months check up_He is 18 weeks and 1day today_ and he has dropped on the 6 percentile on the growth chart. The doctor seems worried and gave me the "start him on rice cereals" speech.
A little bit of history. He was born 7lb 14 oz. and today he was 12lb 6oz. He started dropping on the chart since his 6 weeks appointment.
6 weeks_ 10lb 0 oz.
8 weeks_ 10lb 8 oz.
12 weeks_ 11lb 0 oz.
18 weeks_ 12lb 6 oz.
Also his head circumference dropped to 18% . Is this normal?
His wet diapers are good and he is an alert and happy baby. He nurses every 2- 2.5hrs and even at night does not go longer than 4hrs without nursing. He has never been a "big baby", he is very "tall" though_ 25in today.The pediatrician says I should start him on rice cereal to "see how it goes." I'm not sure (I KNOW) I should not. She even told me that "he might spit up" at first and when I told her that it is because he has not lost the thrust reflex yet, she said I could wait until 5 months. I was planning to introduce solids at 6 months_ or when he is ready_ and follow the baby led weaning method. Now I am confused. I guess I just need some reassurance mamas. Maybe I just have a lean baby and there is nothing to worry about?